Rare, Unexpected, Unusual or Extinct Indiana Birds - indianajones
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"Krider's" Red-tailed Hawk, Chinook Mine North, November 1, 2007. 5:50 pm.
Email from Jerry Ligouri "Hawks from Every Angle":
Hi Marty:
Typical Krider's....everything fits, tail pattern, head pattern, extensive mottling on upperside, rufous tones in secondary coverts. In fact it looks like the same bird attached (#1), which shows the rufous in the primaries and coverts well, and is an obvious Krider's. It seems the Harlan's vs. Krider's discussion has been exhausted in recent years and some mis-information has gotten out....always a problem when that happens. Do you have copies of the recent articles I published in Birding magazine on the subject?
I'm happy to look at any raptors, feel free to e-mail any time,